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I am getting messages that my Microsoft Office Home and Student

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I am getting messages that my Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 has not been activated....I have tried to activate, but have not been able to do so. What do I do now?
This was just purchased on Feb 11,2012
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  Frederick S replied 4 years ago.

Please go to

Start menu

Control Panel

Programs and Features

Uninstall a program

Find Office in the list -- make sure all Office programs are closed. Then click on it and pick Change or Repair

Select change (or enter) producy key

Then proceed to enter your key. Let me know how it goes.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I have done what you recommended and I think it is configured.....where do I go to find out if it is indeed registered now?

Expert:  Frederick S replied 4 years ago.
You can open any Office 2010 program and select File --> Help and it will say in the right column "Product Activated" under the Office logo if it's activated, or "Product Activation Required" if it didn't go through.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I checked and it is still not activated

Expert:  Frederick S replied 4 years ago.
Go ahead and restart your computer and see if that helps.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

If I restart I am probably going to lose you. I'll try to come back to this website and put in my order # to try and find you.

Expert:  Frederick S replied 4 years ago.

The link should be automatically e-mailed to you each time I reply. You should have a few e-mails from me since the start of this discussion which will take you right back to this discussion. You may also go to (or, depending on which site you came in on) and select My Questions in the top right to return to the question. You may also press Ctrl+D to bookmark this page.